Vote Buyers Sentenced

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Two men who admitted that they paid voters
to cast ballots in an eastern Kentucky election last year have been
sentenced.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that U-S District Judge
Joseph Hood sentenced Danny Swartz and David Hunt to three months
of home detention and three years of probation. Swartz ran against
the incumbent Bath County Judge-Executive in the May Democratic
primary. Hunt bought votes on behalf of Swartz.
More than a dozen people, including several candidates, were
charged in what federal prosecutors say was a vast vote-buying
conspiracy during the weeks before the 2006 primary election.

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